I tried to comment on this answer, but The System told me "Comments cannot contain that content."


Why not!? Can we enable "that content"?

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  • "that content" means Japanese character? – Jorge B. Aug 7 '15 at 10:55
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    @JorgeB. Yes, in this case it means Unicode character U+67FF, but in other cases it might mean a whole range of other Unicode characters. I'm asking if we can allow them in comments, because I don't see any harm in allowing them (and I'm hoping my intended comment shows this). – Earthliŋ Aug 7 '15 at 10:58

We've had some persistent Chinese spammers across the network, so we introduced a global block on Chinese characters (on sites where we don't expect such characters to normally appear).

Given that the block was only hit 3 times here since introduction and that Brazil has a large Japanese community, I have lifted the block here.

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  • the message is absolutely cryptic. But maybe there are strong reasons behind that obscurity, that I don't know about. Do you think it would be a waste of time for me to try to open (yet another) meta.SE discussion on improving it? (The only discussions I found are always either related to links only, or sidetracked about the links.) – ANeves thinks SE is evil Aug 7 '15 at 14:22
  • @ANeves - consider that is the message were not cryptic, it would give potential spammers a clue as to how to overcome the block... – Oded Aug 7 '15 at 14:35
  • I read that as "pretty much", so I won't bother. Thanks for answering. – ANeves thinks SE is evil Aug 7 '15 at 15:16
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    Can it be disabled in SOPT as well? See a request here – Math Aug 7 '15 at 17:59
  • Thank you! (Just curious, 3 times comments by "Chinese spammers" or 3 times me trying to submit my comment? I thought the "Comment Everywhere" privilege was to avoid such spam. I guess your Chinese spammers got past this with the association bonus...?) – Earthliŋ Aug 7 '15 at 18:23
  • @Earthliŋ - can't really distinguish the two, but on the assumption that one or more were you... – Oded Aug 7 '15 at 18:34
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    @Math - removed there as well, same reasoning. – Oded Aug 7 '15 at 18:37

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